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Two airmen sitting on a wooden fence.
On the reverse 'Moncton, Ontario [sic], Canada'.

Three airmen sitting on a fence and all posing with pipes.
On the reverse 'Moncton, Ontario, Canada'.

The top left photograph on the left page shows accommodation huts. Snow is on the ground.
The top right photograph on the left page shows snow covering the ground with the accommodation huts in the background.
The bottom centre photograph on the…

The bottom left image on the left page shows a six men. Three men on the back and the man in the centre are in uniform. The men on the bottom right and left ae sitting wearing shorts. The caption reads "THE LADS".
The centre image on the left page…

He writes mainly about the weather.

He comments on Jean's previous letter and discusses his five years in the RAF. They had a discussion with senior RAF officers about the lack of a course. He complains about the poor pay and higher prices in Canada. They have not been promised a…

He discusses her letters. He has been exploring nearby towns. The weather has not been warm.

He is still waiting but is working in the camp post office. He has been on parade in Moncton and walking in the countryside.

He is not happy that he is still at Moncton. He hitch hiked to St Johns. The camp has now raised $60000 for the Fourth War Loan. There have been bands, variety shows and boxing matches.

They have raised $20000 for the War Loan Victory effort with dances, boxing matches, films and variety shows. They marched through Moncton. He talks about his impressions of Canada.

Mail has been erratic. Jean has been gardening encouraging flippant comments from Jack. He is still at Moncton awaiting transfer but does not know when that will happen. He has been walking and attending dances. He complains that Canadian girls are…

He writes that his time at Moncton is nearly finished and he will be moving to St John.

12 photographs from an album.
#1 a group of trainees arranged in four rows, captioned ' 'C' flight ISQD 13 ITW Torquay (1943)'
#2 is a head and shoulders portrait of Robert Wilfred Hawkes with a trainees cap.
#3 is three trainee airmen standing…

Pilots flying log book one, for W R P Perry, covering the period from 24 November 1941 to 19 April 1943. Detailing his flying training. He was stationed at RAF Ansty, RCAF De Winton, RCAF Calgary, RCAF Moncton, RAF Ossington, RAF Scampton, RAF North…

The letter advises he is out of hospital but not flying yet. He describes his training activities. He has been a tourist in a local town. Then he went to a concert and dance.

Writes about recent poor weather, that flying had suffered and no one had gone solo. Hopes better weather coming so he should either go solo or be eliminated from pilot training. Comments on life, facilities, training, discipline and activities.…

Writes that he had returned to Moncton after being eliminated from pilot training and that after being boarded at Trenton Ontario, he re-mustered as an observer. Goes back to describe his activities while at Moncton including local sightseeing,…

The four men are standing in the snow. On the reverse 'Moncton. Maurice far right others unknown 1942 so returning to UK'.

Writes of his activities at Moncton. Mentions social activities, weather, accommodation, the camp and going into town.

Had just arrived in Canada. Mentions and describes some aspects of voyage and arrival in New York. Followed by train journey to Moncton Canada awaiting posting to flying training unit.

Mentions he wrote this letter just after airgraph and ask he to let him know how long each took to arrive. Writes that he is settling but it is cold with snow but they are comfortably billeted with amazing food. Says there is no shortage of food…

13 airmen in front of a wooden hut. Jack is top row, extreme right. On the reverse is 'Moncton Haphazard Snaps'.

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Text and numerous b/w photographs (some of which are also located in sub-collection albums) covering from immediately before and during World War II - (1939-1946). First page has colour photographs and description of prisoner of war medal. Continues…
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